Help! Emergency restaurant needed!
- Neumeier May 24, 1999 11:26 AM
My grandmother is in town from California- and I need a
restaurant for tonight! Here is the list of
1. It must be Italian.
2. There must be a full bar.
3. It must be near her hotel in midtown so she doesn't
have to travel too far.
4. It should be fancy but cosy.
She really loves Felidia, but I read a lot of gripes
about it on this message board. Are they really having
Oh, go with Felidia. It seems to match every one
of your listed criteria, and the food is usually
quite good. Plus, you get a crack at the Barolos
on the wine list, which are really spectacular.
Stick to hearty, gamy sorts of things (and avoid
pastas) and you'll have a splendid meal.
Osteria de Circo is superior to Felidia in almost
re: Michele Fuchs
Thanks for the advice! I did go with Felidia, and it
was delicious. I had grilled octopus salad, and braised
veal cheeks, and some delicious Barolo. My grandmother
had buffalo mozzerella and osso buco. I don't know why
I doubted them, I've never had anything but great meals
We'd suggest Trattoria Dell'Arte on 7th Ave between
55th/56th Streets. Moderately-priced, fun atmosphere,
and the food (Northern Italian cuisine) is quite good.
Orso, a less pricey but very good standby is on West
46th. More touristy and southern cuisine, but a good
second choice. Wildly popular pre-theatre, so book
San Dominico is just around the corner from the Plaza
Hotel. I've never seen it mentioned on these boards
but it's a venerable Italian spot, expensive, but very
reliably good. As an aspiring grandmother, I love being
taken there! BUT, I wouldn't describe it as cozy. I
think I'd describe it as sumptuous. pat